Covid delta variant

COVID-19 can be transmitted by fully vaccinated people at home: Lancet study 

"However, our findings show that vaccination alone is not enough to prevent people from being infected with the Delta variant and spreading it in household settings," Professor Lalvani added.

published on : 29th October 2021

2021 Covid outbreak in Delhi shows herd immunity against Delta variant difficult: Study

Researchers found that among 24 reported cases, Delta was seven-fold more likely to lead to vaccination breakthrough infections than non-Delta lineages.

published on : 15th October 2021

High COVID-19 rate in 0-19 age group in India; frequent post-vax infections with Delta variant: Study

According to the WHO update, the study found an increased number of infections among the 0-19 age group and women, higher mortality and more frequent incidences of post-vaccination infections.

published on : 8th October 2021

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?

The delta variant has been identified in at least 180 countries, according to the World Health Organization.

published on : 23rd September 2021

Covid curfew imposed in Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city

Victoria state premier Dan Andrews said the decision came after a series of street parties, pub crawls and home gatherings over the weekend, as Melbourne reached a "tipping point" in the outbreak.

published on : 16th August 2021

Australia's 2nd-largest city Melbourne enters 6th lockdown

After eight new infections surfaced in the city, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews announced that Melbourne and the surrounding areas of Victoria state will lockdown for seven weeks.

published on : 5th August 2021

Delta variant challenges China's costly lockdown strategy

The ruling Communist Party is reviving tactics that shut down China: Access to a city of 1.5 million people has been cut off, flights canceled and mass testing ordered in some areas.

published on : 5th August 2021

US tells vaccinated people in high Covid risk areas to mask again

As recently as last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had defended its surprise decision in May that vaccinated people did not have to wear masks indoors in most circumstances.

published on : 28th July 2021

Prevalence of Covid Delta variant among specimens sequenced over past 4 weeks exceeded 75 per cent: WHO

The COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update reiterated that the Delta variant is expected to "rapidly outcompete" other variants and become the dominant circulating lineage over the coming months.

published on : 22nd July 2021

Sri Lanka health officials caution against fast spreading Delta variant of Covid-19

The health officials said that about 35 cases of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have been found in Sri Lanka so far.

published on : 19th July 2021

Both Covishield and Covaxin cut severity of Delta variant: Study

A study by AIG Hospitals and Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad reported that the requirement of ventilatory support was low among vaccinated people who contracted Delta variant.

published on : 18th July 2021

China locks down city near Myanmar over virus

Authorities have locked down Ruili, blocking people from entering or leaving the city in Yunnan province and restricting residents in the urban area to their homes in a bid to contain the spread.

published on : 12th July 2021

Nevada's Washoe County confirms first COVID-19 death from Delta variant

The woman in her 40s who died from the Delta variant first identified in India had not received the COVID-19 vaccination, had no underlying conditions and had been hospitalized in the Reno-Sparks area

published on : 2nd July 2021

Euro Cup impact? Coronavirus cases across Europe rise by 10% over last week

The Delta variant has also been behind a steep upward curve in cases in the United Kingdom but that did not stop authorities easing restrictions for England's last-16 win over Germany on Tuesday.

published on : 1st July 2021

Delta variant: India needs to invest in genome sequencing, says Dr Eric Feigl Ding

He said the country also needs to be at the forefront and release the sequencing data in a week.

published on : 29th June 2021
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